.Albert Einstein was born in Ulm Germany, on 14th March 1879. He was born in a Jewish family. His father, Hermann Einstein, was an engineer and a salesman. His father and his brother founded a company that manufactured electrical equipment, based in Munich. His mother, Pauline Koch, was in charge of the family households. Albert has one sister called Maja, who was 2 years younger than him.
.Albert enrolled in his elementary school at Munich, in Luitpold Gymnasium. His life in this school was challenging. It is during these early years that he had speech problems and also felt alienated in the school. During his life in this school, he developed an interest in playing the violin and classical music, something he loved doing even after leaving school.
.In the late 1880s, Albert had a tutor, a Polish medical student, called Max Talmud, who taught them science, from this point, young Einstein, developed interest in studying nature of light. He would later write a paper about investigating magnetic fields.
1. Life in Switzerland
.Later in the 1890s, Albert’s dad business collapsed, making him relocate with his family to Milan, Italy. However, even after his father relocating, Albert would be left behind in Munich to complete his studies at Luitpold. Albert would later escape the military classes, with an excuse of having nervous exhaustion.
.Albert later joined their family in Italy. He would later get a chance to join a polytechnic school, in Zurich, courtesy of his superb physics and mathematics score. To complete his pre-university education, Albert would have to join a high school in Zurich. Fortunately, he got a chance to stay with the schoolmaster’s family, and would later fall in love with their daughter. In the early 1900s, Albert, become a Swizz citizen after denouncing his German Citizenship.
2. Marriage and Family
.When in school in Zurich, he met a lady, whom he married later. His wife, Mileva Maric, was a physics student when they met. It is in this school that he developed lasting alliances and friendships. Despite their relationship facing rejection from their families because of the ethnic differences, they got a daughter in 1902. However, even today, it is not known where about of the daughter. It is predicted that she may have been given for adoption or raised up by the wife’s relative.
.After years of joblessness, Albert got a job as a clerk position in Swiss patent office. Albert’s dad passed on later, and in 1903, and married Milena Maric. The couple would later get 2 sons, Eduard, and Hans.
.However, their marriage was not all rosy; they divorced in 1919. Albert married again immediately after this divorce, this time, his cousin, Elsa, who passed on in 1936.
3. Working at Patent Office
.When working in Swiss, Albert got enough time to expand his polytechnic ideas and dreams. One of the theories he worked is the principle of relativity. In 1905, Einstein published 4 papers in Annalen der Physic, the best physics journal. This was seen as a miracle year for him
.The 4 papers were on, Brownian motion, photoelectric effect, the theory of relativity, matter/ energy relationship while the 4th paper had the famous E=mc2.
4. Relativity and Nobel Prize
.In 1915, Albert finished the theory of relativity that was a culmination of his researches. This theory was investigated and affirmed by different scholars and astronomers. He was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1921 for the photoelectric effect.
.Albert then started touring the world, giving lectures and presentations. But during this time, he received a lot of opposition from Adolf Hitler. The Nazis labeled his work as Jewish physics. At this time, he was being targeted by the Nazis to be killed
.He later moved on to the US and secured a job at New Jersey, and never returned to his home. In 1935, he was given full citizenship. He passed on in 1955, aged 76.
5. 30 Best Quotes by Albert Einstein
- Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
- Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
- Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.
- Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.
- A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
- A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
- A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
- If there is any religion which would cope with modern scientific needs, it would be Buddhism.
- The splitting of the atom has changed everything except for how we think.
- Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
- All of science is nothing more than refinement of everyday thinking.
- Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
- Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.
- I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
- Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
- In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- A human being is part of a whole called by us the universe.
- You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.
- Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
- Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
- All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
- Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
- Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
- Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
- Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- The value of achievement lies in the achieving.
- Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
- Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
- Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
- It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.